2015 University of Oslo International Summer School, Norway (Scholarships Available)

Application Deadline
Scholarship applicants: February 1st 2015
Self financed applicants: March 15 2015
After March 15, a supplementary round of admission for self  financed students may be considered, space permitting
When: June 20-July 31 2015
Six Weeks of Academic Achievement & International Good Will

The ISS is a learning community of diverse students who come together to study, interact and increase understanding and good will between nations. This requires friendliness, frankness and tolerance among all involved.

Every summer, from late June to early August, ISS welcome over 550 students from about 90 countries.

The International Summer School is an academic center for learning in an international context, and a forum for fostering intercultural understanding. It aims at developing and conveying knowledge and at promoting understanding between people from different cultures.

•A forum for developing and conveying knowledge in an international context • Promotes understanding and good will among people from around the world
• Brings together over 550 students from around 90 countries to live and study together
• Was awarded the Prize for Best Learning Environment by the University of Oslo in 2009
• Since 1947, 28,000 alumni from around the world
An Academic Experience
The ISS offers courses focusing on Norwegian language and various aspects of Norwegian culture and society, as well as a wide range of graduate courses.
• Norwegian language courses:
• Intensive Norwegian, levels I – IV
• Nynorsk
BACHELOR’S COURSES, taught in English:

• Scandinavian Film Genres
• Norwegian literature
• Norwegian Architecture and Design
• Norwegian History
• The Norwegian Welfare State
• Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries
• Scandinavian Government and Politics
• International Politics
MASTER’S COURSES, taught in English:

• Human Rights
• Peace Research
•  A Changing Arctic
• International Development Studies
• Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
•  Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries
• International Community Health

A Cultural Experience
The ISS offers a rich variety of cultural and social activities and events, including:
• Norwegian Cultural Evening
• International Cultural Evening
• Afternoon lectures on Norwegian life & Society
• Norwegian films
• Debates on current issues
• Sports
• Guided tours to sites in Oslo
Financial Aid
A limited number of scholarships are offered. The number of scholarship applicants always exceeds the number of available grants. Competition for scholarships is consequently very tough.
On-campus students have full room and board in a dormitory adjacent to the university of Oslo’s Blindern campus. Off-campus students make their own housing arrangements.
Application Procedure
Participants are selected based on their academic record, recommendations and a personal statement of purpose. Some graduate classes require specific professional experience.
How to Apply Now the 2015 International Summer School:
Are you eligible to apply?

See if you are qualified to apply to the International Summer School. Admission requirements are different for Master’s and Bachelor’s courses.


Before applying, review the ISS program fees and scholarship information. The deadline for scholarship applicants is February 1, and the deadline for self-financing applicants is March 15.

Gather documents
What kind of documentation you need to submit depends on whether or not you are applying for a scholarship.

See documentation requirements for:

Apply online:

  • Register your application in SøknadsWeb – the University of Oslo’s online application system.
  • Please enter your name exactly as it is written in your passport.
  • Please use one email address to avoid creating multiple user IDs/applications.
  • Make sure that you apply for the correct type: Scholarship/Self-financing, on-campus/off-campus.
  • Upload your required supporting documents by the deadline.
  • If you need help, see the guide to applying in Søknadsweb.

Apply Now for the 2015 International Summer School at the University of Oslo in Norway

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of Oslo International Summer School


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